|BLOCKS by SIZE||9" Quilt Blocks|
There is no question that 12" quilt blocks are the most commonly used. But at times, you want to make a block that is a little smaller and uses easy math. Enter the 9 inch block -- not too big and not too small, but just fits the bill.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Maple Leaf quilt block is one of my favourite blocks to use when teaching a class for beginner quilters. This block introduces you to the nine patch format, as well as getting you started on making the most common quilt patch (second only to the square) used in quilts -- the half square triangle.
The construction is easy and you can do many things with the resultant quilt block, especially if you take advantage of the directional nature of the block and rotate individual or groups of blocks to produce different effects in the quilts. Look at the illustrated sample quilts on the following page for ideas.
~ See also - (another) Maple Leaf quilt block